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Pertussis/Whooping cough Asthma Foreign body Parent Information Sheet
Young children develop 6-12 respiratory tract infections per year, usually accompanied by cough. In most children, the cough is self-limiting (1-3 weeks), but it is sometimes prolonged. In general, if a child presents with a history ofdaily cough for greater than 3 weeks duration, one
needs to consider other possible causes.
Investigations should be performed as indicated by clinical suspicion.
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